RocketNews 24 (by Krista Rogers):
On April 28, CCP, a subsidiary of Bandai, will release an underwater recording device dubbed the “Submariner Camera” which can take up-close pictures and videos of your fish like never before. Designed in the guise of a miniature submarine, the gadget is controlled via an infrared remote control and is capable of underwater navigation, surfacing, and left-right rotation.
▼ The Submariner Camera
▼ The infrared remote control
▼ It even comes with headlights on each side for some nocturnal navigation!
▼ Use the bait-holding extendable arm to lure unsuspecting fish into the camera’s field of view.
The camera (VGA: 640×480 pixels, 30 FPS) is able to record videos for approximately five minutes and can store approximately 800 photos (Quad-VGA: 1280×960 pixels) in its built-in 256MB internal memory. Use the accompanying USB cable to upload the best shots onto your computer and share them with friends.
The submarine is safe for use in any water 50°C (122°F) or below, meaning it could also be a fun little party trick at your next pool party, or even a way to keep your little ones entertained long enough to give them a bath.
About the only downside to this nifty little gadget is its hefty 10,778 yen (US$100) price tag (tax included).